Bedford & Kempston MP meets Paul Chuckle to launch Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal

Paul Chuckle, Mohammad Yasin MP and a Marie Curie nurse

Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin, met with comedian, Paul Chuckle this week to raise awareness of the charity that cared for his brother, Barry until his death four years ago.

Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal helps the charity support everyone in the UK through all aspects of dying, death and bereavement – and fight for a world where everyone gets the care and support they need at the end of their lives.

“I’m proud to wear my daffodil today in support of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal,” said Mr Yasin.

“It’s an amazing charity who have helped families in Bedford and Kempston with a terminal illness.”

Comedian, Paul Chuckle, has been an ambassador for the charity for many years. Marie Curie nurses cared for his brother and comedy partner, Barry who died of bone cancer in 2018 aged 73. Barry was also a Marie Curie ambassador.

Throughout the last year, Marie Curie’s specialist nurses and expert support staff have been caring for people across the UK – day and night, at home, in hospices, online, or over the phone.

“But they can’t continue to do that without our support,” said Mr Yasin.

“They want me to spread the message that they are there for anyone affected by terminal illness, and to help everyone plan and talk about the end of life.”

The Marie Curie support line 0800 0902309 is open Monday to Friday 8am – pm and Saturday from 11am – 5pm.

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